Distance Learning

The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, All Parts(Fundamental/Intermediate) On Demand Recording

In the past few years, the health care system of the U.S. has embarked on a myriad of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care received by Americans. One key component of this movement has been efforts, on the state and federal level, to better define, measure, and strengthen health care quality. These efforts are not only helping to shape the modern health care delivery system, but many of these initiatives are providing critical opportunities for public health practitioners, health care providers, and each sector's legal counsel to forge coordinated partnerships to improve population health. For example, the emphasis on prevention, health promotion, and population health improvements in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 have provided new momentum for advancing greater integration between public health and health care but also for building foundations of health care quality across the board. The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak also has led to increased collaboration among the health care and public health sectors to better ensure preparedness for public health emergencies and disease outbreaks.

This this six-part Public Interest Webinar Series, co-sponsored by CDC's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association, will focus on legal issues at the intersection of public health and health care. The webinars will focus on topics including legal issues related to federally qualified health centers, prescription drug overdose prevention, Community Health Needs Assessments, and domestic legal preparedness and response related to Ebola. Each webinar will provide both a public health and health care perspective, and will feature lawyers representing health departments, hospitals, and health systems.

Level of Difficulty: Fundamental/Intermediate

Please review descriptions of individual sessions for additional information.

 

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part I: Legal Issues Impacting Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 06/05/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics, and will offer practical insight into the field and the relationships between integrated care, rural health clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

    This webinar will provide an overview of federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics, the current legal landscape, and will offer practical insight into the field and the relationships between integrated care, rural health clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Speakers include attorneys from the public and private sectors. At the close of presentations, speakers will be available to answer questions.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    ​Sheryl Tatar Dacso

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Houston, TX
    Bio

    Susannah Vance Gopalan

    Partner

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    ​David Weil

    Vice President

    Quorum Legal Services
    Nashville, TN
    Bio

    ​Cason Schmit

    Legal Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part II: Health Care Quality: What's Law Got to Do with It? (Intermediate) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/17/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of “health care quality,” innovations to improve health care quality, and how law relates to these innovations, particularly within the Medicare/Medicaid framework.

    Law and policy makers, health care administrators, patient advocates, and financial analysts are increasingly looking toward health care quality as a benchmark for health interventions and innovations. This webinar will provide an overview of “health care quality," innovations to improve health care quality, and how law relates to these innovations, particularly within the Medicare/Medicaid framework. The presentation will include panelists from the public and private sectors and a question and answer session.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.


    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    Elizabeth Mothershed

    Acting Associate Director for Policy

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part III: Using the Law to Address Prescription Drug Overdose—Emerging Issues (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 08/14/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of the prescription drug overdose (PDO) public health problem and the seven types of legal strategies that relate to prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and also discuss how PDO legal strategies are being enforced by states.

    The U.S. is in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of prescription drug overdose (PDO) deaths. This webinar will provide an overview of the PDO public health problem, describe the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Law Program's assessment of seven types of legal strategies that relate to prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and also discuss how PDO legal strategies are being enforced by states. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    ​Akshara Menon

    Sr. Legal Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Adrienne Baker

    Associate Director, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education

    Purdue Pharma LLP
    Stamford, CT

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part IV: Implementing the ACA— Community Health Needs Assessments (Intermediate) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 09/18/2015

    This webinar will examine the current state of Ebola in West Africa, the legal considerations implicated in the U.S. response to the outbreak, state Ebola screening and monitoring policies and their evolution over the past year, and how health care settings are legally preparing for the next threat.

    In this webinar the speakers will provide an overview of the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for charitable 501(c)(3) hospitals. Speakers will discuss the CHNA legal framework, describe the Centers for Disease and Prevention's Community Health Improvement Navigator, highlight resources for implementing the CHNA process, and describe strategies for moving from the assessment stage to broader population health initiatives. The webinar will also include case studies highlighting the legal challenges and opportunities inherent in any CHNA program. Participants will also be able to ask questions of the speakers.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Network for Public Health Law.


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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Denise Koo, MD, MPH

    Captain, U.S. Public Health Service

    Office of the Associate Director for Policy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS

    Director, Public Health Law Program

    Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Gene Matthews, JD, MPH

    Director, Southeastern Region Leaders

    The Network for Public Health Law Senior Fellow
    North Carolina Institute for Public Health
    University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Bio

    Martha Somerville

    Principal

    Somerville Consulting
    Baltimore, MD


    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part V: It's Flu Season—Exploring Issues in Vaccination (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 10/16/2015

    This webinar will provide an overview of vaccination history in the U.S., examine the status of vaccination laws, and discuss the legal and policy considerations fueling the vaccination debate.

    Vaccinations are one of the most divisive topics in current conversation. Misinformation about supposed harmful effects of vaccines and declining vaccine rates have contributed to herd immunity, leaving many vulnerable members of the population even more exposed. This webinar will provide an overview of vaccination history in the U.S., examine the status of vaccination laws in settings such as schools and health care facilities, and discuss the legal and policy considerations fueling the vaccination debate. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    Aila Hoss, JD

    Legal Analyst

    Healthcare Worker Vaccination Assessment Project Centers
    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    ​Ross Silverman

    Professor of Health Policy and Management

    Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bio

    ​Dawn Pepin

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part VI: One Year of Ebola—Legal Issues and Considerations (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 11/20/2015

    This webinar will examine the current state of Ebola in West Africa, the legal considerations implicated in the U.S. response to the outbreak, state Ebola screening and monitoring policies and their evolution over the past year, and how health care settings are legally preparing for the next threat.

    The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other U.S. health organizations have been instrumental in providing ongoing response to the 2014 outbreak. This webinar will examine the current state of Ebola in West Africa, the legal considerations implicated in the U.S. response to the outbreak, state Ebola screening and monitoring policies and their evolution over the past year, and how health care settings are legally preparing for the next threat. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

    To learn about other sessions and to register for the entire series, please visit the series homepage.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.


    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee


    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


    Sponsors:

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

    Jane Jordan

    Deputy General Counsel/Chief Counsel for Health Affairs

    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    ​Greg Sunshine

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Barbara J. Marston, M.D.

    Lead, International Task Force, Ebola Response

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • AHLA Public Interest Committee


Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


Sponsors:

HuschBlackwell.jpg Nixon Peabody.PNG
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie